Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tangy Olive Egg Salad

Thought I would sneak in a quick recipe post while Levi is content! I was planning on posting this one before I had him, but obviously didn't get around to it! :) I'm a big fan of egg salad, and this is one of my favorites. Usually my go-to! The green olives add just the right zip.

Tangy Olive Egg Salad

3 Tbsp Miracle Whip
2 tsp Dijon mustard
4 hard cooked eggs, roughly chopped
15 stuffed green olives, chopped

 Mix dressing and mustard. Stir in eggs & olives.

Doesn't get much easier than that! Most of the time I just guestimate the amounts and go by what I like. I don't remember where I got this recipe, but I have been making it for awhile now. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

my sweet boy!

Just sharing a few pics from Levi's first week at home!

Friday, April 22, 2011

he's here!

Levi Ben Staples was born on April 14th, 2011 weighing 8 lbs 10 oz, and was 22.5 inches long! We went to the hospital on that morning, and the dr. broke my water. Within an hour I was feeling strong contractions, and ended up getting an epidural which was great. I started pushing around 6:15, and an hour later at 7:18 p.m., Levi was here! We couldn't be happier!! He is so perfect!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Just a quick update from my dr.'s appt. yesterday...

I am at 3 cm all the way. Last week I was only 1.5 cm inside and 3 outside. Dr. said she could feel the baby's head moving around and that my water bag was bulging, so I have definitely made progress!

She said *technically* the hospital won't let them induce before 41 weeks (which I will be on Friday) without a medical reason, but she is on call Thursday and is not able to schedule an induction for Friday. So, she said since I am already so close and overdue, if we just *happen* to show up at the hospital Thursday morning because I am cramping, etc., she said she would most likely just be able to keep me there and break my water! So tomorrow we will hopefully have a baby! I am so excited, but if I think about it too much I get nervous!

Hope to have good news soon!! :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

40 weeks

I am still here, and still pregnant! I'm actually at 40w3d, so a few days past my due date. At my appt. last Wednesday, there really wasn't much changed from the week before...I was still at 3 cm. I've been getting some stronger BH contractions once in awhile, but I get like 2 or 3, then they stop. My dr. said they don't interfere until 41 wks or over, and she said at my next appt. which is tomorrow, that we would talk about induction if I hadn't gone in by then. Well, it's looking like that might be what happens. Which is fine with me! I am ready to meet this little stinker! :)

I started my maternity leave today. It was nice to sleep in a bit and just relax this morning. I got the itch to organize and get rid of some things upstairs, so I worked on that for awhile. Then came down and had lunch and went for a walk, so I will probably go finish my project pretty soon. Otherwise I really haven't done much. I should really go get a few groceries, but I just don't feel like it. :) Maybe Paul will come with me when he gets home from work. Otherwise it can wait.

No picture this week unless I edit with one later. Paul took a few of me on the deck before we went out for supper Friday night, but the cord for the camera is packed in my bag, which is in the pickup. It's part of the battery charger. I still sort of wish we would have had someone take some of both of us, but it just didn't work out, and we didn't want to pay for maternity pictures. We are planning on having nice family ones this summer!

Well hopefully we'll have baby news soon! :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

39 wks

Well, it's been another week and still no baby boy! Hopefully he decides to come soon!! I feel like a house and am just ready to have this little bundle in my arms instead of my belly. Nothing has really changed since last week, so I think I'm going to skip the survey from now on.

In other news, it was a gorgeous day out today! First time it's gotten to 50 degrees this year I think. We pretty much hung around the house all morning, then after lunch we went for a walk and then Paul decided he needed some things from Runnings so we made a quick trip to Benson. When we got home, he took a nap and I bummed around online for a bit. After coming across a post I bookmarked awhile ago, I got a little burst of energy to do a couple things I've been meaning to do for the last couple weeks. So, I made a batch of scones to freeze (hopefully they are good, it was my first time making them!), and made a batch of cookie dough balls to put in the freezer. So now I am tired from being on my feet so much and think I might go relax on the recliner for a bit. :)

Hopefully we'll have some good news coming soon!! :) Until then, here is this week's bump pic:

Friday, April 1, 2011

latest obsession

I had been hearing a lot about Pinterest lately, so I checked it out and decided that I had to join in the fun! :) And fun it is!! I have developed a slight obsession with pinning anything and everything that I come across in my google reader that I love. Most of what I've pinned are scrapbook pages and recipes. Here is a peek at my dashboard..

It's fun to follow other's boards too, and re-pin things. I am a dork, I know! But I follow quite a few blogs in my Google reader, and this is an easier way than starring posts to bookmark everything I want to remember or try. With the starring I have to scroll all the way through things and usually forget about them, but with Pinterest you can see the picture and then follow the link right to the post. I am in love! :) Check out my pins here, and make sure to do some exploring!